Voucher incentives increase treatment participation in telephone-based continuing care for cocaine dependence.

@article{Horn2011VoucherII,
  title={Voucher incentives increase treatment participation in telephone-based continuing care for cocaine dependence.},
  author={Deborah H A Van Horn and Michelle L Drapkin and Megan Ivey and Tyrone Thomas and Sarah W Domis and Oubah Abdalla and Daniel Herd and James R McKay},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2011},
  volume={114 2-3},
  pages={225-8}
}
BACKGROUND Telephone-based monitoring is a promising approach to continuing care of substance use disorders, but patients often do not engage or participate enough to benefit. Voucher incentives can increase retention in outpatient treatment and continuing care, but may be less effective when reinforcement is delayed, as in telephone-based care. We compared treatment utilization rates among cocaine-dependent patients enrolled in telephone continuing care with and without voucher incentives to… CONTINUE READING